The joy of living : unlocking the secret and science of happiness
Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Harmony Books
Place of Publication: New York
Source ID: shanti-sources-22170
Zotero Collections: Buddhist Contemplation by Applied Subject, Contemplation by Applied Subject, Contemplation by Tradition, Physics and Buddhism, Neuroscience and Buddhist Contemplation, Science and Buddhist Contemplation, Neuroscience and Contemplation, Physics and Contemplation, Literature of Buddhist Contemplation, Introductions to Buddhist Contemplation, Science and Contemplation, Buddhist Contemplation
Abstract: Buddhists have enjoyed the benefits of meditation for millennia. Here, renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets behind this practice. Working with neuroscientists at the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, Yongey Mingyur provides insights into modern research indicating that systematic training in meditation can enhance activity in areas of the brain associated with happiness and compassion. He has also worked with physicists across the country to develop a scientifically based interpretation of the Buddhist understanding of the nature of reality. Yongey Mingyur weaves together the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, neuroscience, and quantum physics in a way that will change the way we understand the human experience. Using the basic meditation practices he provides, we can discover paths through everyday problems, transforming obstacles into opportunities to recognize the unlimited potential of our own minds.--From publisher description.